Articles tagged with Med School Admissions

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Your prerequisites are complete, you’ve taken the MCAT, and you’ve lined up your recommendations—all that’s left to do is begin your actual application process. But before you start the tasks involved with that process, you may be wondering if this particular application cycle is right for you. Could you assemble a stronger application by spending a year or two off doing research, community service, or taking extra classes? Or is your application strong enough for matriculation as is? This checklist can help you answer the burning question, “Am I ready to apply to medical school?” Decide if your MCAT score ... Read More About Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

If you’ve been looking at medical schools recently, you may already know that many U.S. medical schools have begun encouraging some study of the arts and humanities in their curriculums. Though it may seem that being able to dissect great works of literature is less important than being able to carefully dissect a human cadaver in anatomy, medical schools now argue that an arts education teaches students to treat their “whole” patients, taking into account the patients’ socioeconomic and cultural contexts when deciding upon courses of treatment. If you’re headed to medical school, consider taking some arts classe ... Read More About How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

For the majority of students, MCAT prep requires hundreds of hours of dedicated review. Often, this study occurs over several months. In addition to lengthy review sessions and practice tests, studying material in short snippets throughout the day can help pre-medical students fortify conceptual understanding and memorize key facts. Thus, incorporating MCAT prep into your daily routine can be a valuable strategy. Below are four ways to incorporate MCAT prep into your daily routine. Create a set of high-yield MCAT flashcards and review them every night Though the MCAT is largely rooted in understanding fundamental principles and problem-solvi ... Read More About 4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Rishi Mediratta is co-author of the book Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice from Students Who’ve Been There, as well as a medical school admissions adviser. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and went on to complete Master’s degrees in Medical Anthropology and Public Health. Rishi attended medical school at Stanford University, and he is currently a resident physician at Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital St ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta. Sahil is the founder of MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. He has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for Columbia University. Getting into an American medical school is a difficult task. With more than 60% of applicants rejected each year, it’s more likely than not that you will find yourself among them. There are several important factors to consider if you don’t get into medical school. We recommend a multi-step approach to your application if you find yourself without a seat in medica ... Read More About What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?